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Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

A team needs a good coach in order to perform well. Sometimes behind a good performance of the team, the effort of the coach goes unnoticed, despite leading the team with zeal. It was in 1992 that Indian cricket team had its first coach. India has had a total of 10 coaches since then- Ajit Wadekar, Sandeep Patil, Madan Lal, Anshuman Gaekwad, Kapil Dev, John Wright, Greg Chappel, Ravi Shastri, Gary Kirsten and Duncan Fletcher. Let us have a look at the 5 best coaches that have their share of effort in making our team compete at global level: 1. Anshuman Gaekwad (From the year 1997-99, 2000) Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad has been Indian Cricketer and Indian national cricket team coach for two times. He has played in 40 Test matches and 15 one Day Internationals. Gaekwad has been coach for the team for two times, one from October 1997 to September 1999 and second time from August 2000 to October 2000. 2. Ajit Wadekar (From 1992 to 1996) As a player, Ajit Wadekar made Team India reach the zenith of world cricket with players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Vishwanath and Farokh Engineer in his team. No. 3 batsman, and a sharp fielder, he led India win maiden series in West Indies. As a coach also he had a successful tenure. 3. Duncan Fletcher (2011- 2015) Duncaen Fletcher was a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was appointed Indian cricket team coach on April 27, 2011. Although 2012 did not start that good but Fletcher with his efforts led Indian team win its first bilateral series in England after a period of 24 years. In the ICC ODI team rankings, Fletcher with skipper M.S. Dhoni led India to No. 1 spot. 4. John Wright (2000-2005) John Wright was India’s first foreign coach. He was appointed in the year 2000. He had a successful tenure as Team India’s coach. He is remembered for the famous 2001 Test victory against Australia in Kolkata with captain Sourav Gangully, after India was made to follow on. 5. Gary Kirsten (2007-2011) Gary is former South African opener. He with his ways led India back to winning. India had been through rough time with Greg Chapell as coach. Kirsten liked Dhoni for many of his qualities like keeping his cool at all the times. The Dhoni-Kirsten duo had many memorable experiences together, one of them being achievement of the No. 1 Test Ranking in 2009

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 July 2017, 04:57:53 PM
Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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A team needs a good coach in order to perform well. Sometimes behind a good performance of the team, the effort of the coach goes unnoticed, despite leading the team with zeal.

It was in 1992 that Indian cricket team had its first coach. India has had a total of 10 coaches since then- Ajit Wadekar, Sandeep Patil, Madan Lal, Anshuman Gaekwad, Kapil Dev, John Wright, Greg Chappel, Ravi Shastri, Gary Kirsten and Duncan Fletcher.

Let us have a look at the 5 best coaches that have their share of effort in making our team compete at global level:

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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1. Anshuman Gaekwad (From the year 1997-99, 2000)

Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad has been Indian Cricketer and Indian national cricket team coach for two times. He has played in 40 Test matches and 15 one Day Internationals. Gaekwad has been coach for the team for two times, one from October 1997 to September 1999 and second time from August 2000 to October 2000.

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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2. Ajit Wadekar (From 1992 to 1996)

As a player, Ajit Wadekar made Team India reach the zenith of world cricket with players like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Vishwanath and Farokh Engineer in his team. No. 3 batsman, and a sharp fielder, he led India win maiden series in West Indies. As a coach also he had a successful tenure.

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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3. Duncan Fletcher (2011- 2015)

Duncaen Fletcher was a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was appointed Indian cricket team coach on April 27, 2011. Although 2012 did not start that good but Fletcher with his efforts led Indian team win its first bilateral series in England after a period of 24 years.

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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4. John Wright (2000-2005)

John Wright was India’s first foreign coach. He was appointed in the year 2000. He had a successful tenure as Team India’s coach. He is remembered for the famous 2001 Test victory against Australia in Kolkata with captain Sourav Gangully, after India was made to follow on.

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

Five coaches that have been blessing to Indian Cricket team

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5. Gary Kirsten (2007-2011)

Gary is former South African opener. He with his ways led India back to winning. India had been through rough time with Greg Chapell as coach.

Kirsten liked Dhoni for many of his qualities like keeping his cool at all the times. The Dhoni-Kirsten duo had many memorable experiences together, one of them being achievement of the No. 1 Test Ranking in 2009